Andrea S Bischofberger

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of manuka honey on second-intention healing of contaminated, full-thickness skin wounds in horses. STUDY DESIGN Experimental. ANIMALS Adult Standardbred horses (n = 8). METHODS One wound was created on the dorsomedial aspect of the third metacarpus in both forelimbs, contaminated with feces, and bandaged for 24 hours.(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effects of manuka honey and manuka honey gel on second intention healing of noncontaminated distal limb wounds and those contaminated with feces. STUDY DESIGN Experimental study. ANIMALS Standardbred horses (n = 10). METHODS Five full-thickness wounds (2 × 2 cm) were created on both metacarpi. Wounds on 1 forelimb were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of 66% Manuka honey gel on the concentrations of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 and TGF-β3, bacterial counts and histomorphology during healing of contaminated equine distal limb wounds. METHODS In this experimental study of 10 Standardbred horses, five full-thickness skin wounds (2 × 1.5 cm) were created on one(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of activated protein C (APC) on second intention healing of distal limb wounds in horses. METHODS In this experimental study of eight Standardbred geldings, six full-thickness skin wounds (2 × 1.5 cm) were created on one metacarpus (biopsy limb) and five similar wounds were created on the contralateral metacarpus(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY The diagnosis of lameness caused by proximal metacarpal and metatarsal pain can be challenging. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers the possibility for further diagnosis but there have been no studies on the normal MRI appearance of the origin of the suspensory ligament (OSL) in conjunction with ultrasonography and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of horse age and laryngeal prosthesis location on rima glottidis area in cadaveric larynges. STUDY DESIGN Experimental study. ANIMALS Cadaveric equine larynges (n = 40). METHODS Specimens were grouped by age: group 1, ≤5 years (n = 18); group 2, >5 to ≤10 years (n = 12); group 3, >10 years (n = 10). A cranial(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Osteosynthesis of third metacarpal (McIII) and third metatarsal (MtIII) bone fractures in horses is a surgical challenge and complications surrounding the repair are common. Retrospective studies evaluating surgical repair, complications and outcome are necessary to increase knowledge and improve success of long bone fracture(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate synovial fluid cytology, total protein concentration and viscosity after intra-articular administration of combined pentosan polysulfate and glucosamine in horses. DESIGN Ten adult Standardbred horses had each carpal joint (n = 20) randomly assigned to one of two treatments: control (5 mL saline) or treated (pentosan polysulfate and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine via histologic examination and scintigraphy the effect of focused extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on normal bone and the bone-ligament interface in horses. ANIMALS 6 horses without lameness. PROCEDURE Origins of the suspensory ligament at the metacarpus (35-mm probe depth) and fourth metatarsal bone (5-mm probe depth)(More)
A 12-week-old female alpaca cria weighing 10 kg presented with a 2-month history of left hindlimb lameness associated with osteomyelitis and sequestration of the shaft and wing of the left ilium. The affected segment of the ilium was surgically removed. Bacteriological culture revealed a small number of mixed aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. The cria(More)